plfiorini edited this page Feb 9, 2013 · 1 revision

Maui often use a number of terms that are unfamiliar to Windows and Mac users and even other other Linux users.

This glossary tries to list all the relevant terms and their explaination.


  1. FLOSS - Acronym for Free/Libre/Open-Source Software.
  1. FOSS - Acronym for Free and Open Source Software.


  1. upstream - A FOSS project with an active and robust peer-review process.

    The emphasis here is on "active and robust peer-review process" because basically, without peer review, there's no interesting difference between say a Debian package (what many people consider downstream) and a git repository hosted on Github (what people consider upstream).

    There's no point saying "push this change upstream" if that just means it gets added to a git repository without robust inspection.

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